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Spreading Sammy’s Smiles

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Run/Walk- Oct. 11

Golf/Auction- Oct. 12

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The Sammy Fund
"providing rewarding activities for children with limited opportunities"

  “Some people come into our lives,

leave footprints on our hearts,

 and we are never, ever the same.”

Samantha Otte

Samantha June Otte

January 6, 1990 - March 5, 2000


The 15th annual Sammy Fund will be our last active fundraiser. While we will miss gathering together with friends and family for our annual fall tradition, we are grateful that your generosity will continue for years to come to open doors of opportunity for thousands of area children! Thanks to you, the Samantha Otte Youth Opportunity Fund at the Community Foundation will continue to make annual grants to help bring life-enhancing activities to children who need a boost.

In the summer of 2000, when the Sammy Fund formed shortly after Sam’s death, we had no concept how generous our community is when it comes to children. We could have not imagined the incredible, sustained generosity you have shown. And we could not have dreamed how many new friendships would form and the wonderful times we would share – all while raising money! We are deeply grateful to you for making an amazing positive difference for so many children in Sam’s memory.

For those of us who knew and loved Samantha, we are deeply comforted to know her life continues to make a positive difference for area children. Thank you for allowing Sam’s life to ignite a powerful force for opening doors of opportunity to area children in the humanitarian, artistic and leadership fields.

What is truly incredible is that all this goodness was achieved with no corporate offices, no paid employees. It came about with only the amazing synergy of friends and family coming together in a united effort to create goodness for all area children in memory of one little girl. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!

On behalf of the Sammy Fund,

June, Chuck & Christopher Otte

Please Join Us for the

The 15th – and Final! – Sammy Fund Weekend

 October 11th and 12th, 2014.

Run/walk: Saturday, Oct. 11, Madison Park – 9 a.m. $20 per person/$50 per family.

Silent Auction – Sunday, October 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Westview Golf Course. Please come out and bid on wonderful vacation and gift packages.

Scramble golf tournament – Sunday, October 12, Westview, 10:30 a.m.


Saturday, Oct. 11, Madison Park – 9 a.m. $20 per person/$50 per family.
Thank You to Our
Run/Walk Sponsors

Spring Street Bar

Todd Eyler, Attorney at Law

Louis DeGreeff, M.D.

Casey Schnack, Attorney at Law

Park Place Center, Ed Scott, LCSW

Seniors in Motion, Jean Seward

Click Here for Run/Walk Registration Form


Scramble Golf Tournament
Sunday October 12, 10:30AM
Westview Golf Course- 2150 S. 36th Quincy IL
Click Here for Registration Form

Click here to view pictures from past Sammy Fund weekends

"The Sammy Fund is a group of volunteers that raises money to support youth activities in Sammy's memory.

The majority of these proceeds support the Samantha Otte Youth Opportunity Fund at the Community Foundation of the Quincy Area. This fund makes worthwhile activities available to kids who might not otherwise have the resources to participate. Each year qualified organizations that provide artistic, leadership and humanitarian opportunities for young people can submit a request for funding to the Community Foundation.

The Sammy Fund also directly supports the involvement of disadvantaged kids in a variety of worthwhile pursuits.

The annual Sammy Fund event, which is
held  in October each year includes a run/walk, golf outing, and silent auction, is the primary source of support for the Sammy Fund. The Sammy Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization.



 June, Chuck and Christopher Otte

On behalf of The Sammy Fund




The Sammy Fund, P.O. Box 3622, Quincy, IL 62305   Voice Mail ( 217)-242-1527


(All donations to the Samantha Otte Youth Opportunity Fund are subject to the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws of the  Community Foundation, all of which provisions are hereby incorporated by reference).